Monday, March 21, 2011

March ...

...the month I lost my get up and go . Don't know where it went , but I want it back ! The month started out very promising with a girls escape to Vermont for a couple of days with BF Shirley . I have a soft spot for Vermont as that was our honeymoon destination almost 36 years ago . We had a really nice time , did a little shopping , enjoyed some excellent meals and just relaxed .


From there on in it was kind of downhill . Between all the everyday must do , should dos , don't want to do , but did it anyway , grey snowy winter skies , taxes , bad news everywhere you look , I got into a real funk . Not even expected babies , babies already here and a cute 2 year old could lift the fog . Not knitting , not reading blogs , not commenting , nothing . Then about 10 days ago I developed a severe allergic reaction to god only knows what on my hands , in particular my left hand . I mean severe . Blisters on my palms , fingers so swollen and blistered that I couldn't even close them . Burning and itching so much that I could have pulled off my skin . After 3 visits to the ER , a few sleepless nights , the final diagnosis was a severe allergic reaction . Meds were prescribed , creams applied , antihistamines taken and finally the swelling is down , but my hands are super sensitive to the slightest touch . It's painful , but getting better . I'm wearing cotton gloves to keep from doing more damage . I don't know what caused it all , but bets are on a new leather sofa that was delivered just before this all started . That was the only new thing in the house . It was suggested that I do a little test on another area of my skin , but I don't think so ....


Knitting wise , before the wheels fell off , I did finish the baby blanket and mittens from my last post . The sweater is still waiting to be seamed , but I did start another blanket for Stella . She's due any day now , but I'm hoping that she holds on just a tiny bit longer . This blanket is knit on 7mm needles with the softest yarn . I'm about 3/4 done . Slowly the fog is lifting ....

7 comments:

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Ouch, your hands sound very sore!

I had a mild allergic reaction after Christmas from some spa product that were gifted to me :( Just a dozen or so little blisters on my neck and shoulders and a breakout of hives. Into the trash with them!

Can you have your husband clean the new sofa with a leather cleaner and conditioner? We use the one from the shoe repair place at the mall - Moneyworth & Best I think it's called.

Monika said...

Oh, that sounds horrible! Not the hands!!! I does not surprise me though, that the leather sofa should be the culprit. Hope you'll feel better soon, and with Spring here now, the mood will be lighter as well.

lexa said...

Ouch! Hope your hands heal fast and that it doesn't happen again!

Dee said...

YIKES! That's not good. Hope your hands are back to normal soon.

The blanket looks beautiful.

Louise said...

Glad you are feeling better. Good luck with the new blanket!

Donna M said...

Poor you! I can only imagine what you went/are going through!

Hopefully your hands will get better, your mojo will return soon! Spring is here and everything is looking up!! Yay!

Susanne said...

I can imagine how you felt. I have been trying to find my mojo back again but it seems to have gone lost. And my hands hurt probably due to CTS which I am investigating. No knitting, no good mood. Hope your hands are healing and not affected again.